Primary Mental Health Workers
Fife CAMHS Primary Mental Health Worker (PMHW) team provides specialist CAMHS knowledge and skills within wider children’s services. Our approach complements universal, additional and intensive services in effectively meeting the emotional health and wellbeing needs of children and young people in Fife.
From 1 April 2019, the team is expanding to help provide faster access to appropriate support for children and young people who go to their GP to discuss emotional or mental health difficulties. PMHWs will be accessible to all GPs in Fife.
When a child or young person goes to their GP with an emotional or mental health difficulty, the GP will refer them to the PMHW team for an assessment appointment. The purpose of that appointment is for the PMHW to assess the needs of the child or young person - not to start any type of therapy. The PMHW will discuss their difficulties with them, plan the next step and coordinate access to the most appropriate support.
Consultation for professionals
If you are a professional and have concerns about a child or young person's emotional health and wellbeing and want some advice, please consult the PMHW team.
phone: 01334 696019 (Wednesdays, 12.30-4.30pm)
If you are a parent or carer and have concerns about your child's mental health, please contact your health visitor, school, GP or other professional involved with your family.